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Polar Tourism: An Environmental Perspective (Aspects of Tourism)

Stonehouse, Bernard, Snyder, John

Published by Channel View Publications
ISBN 10: 1845411463 / ISBN 13: 9781845411466
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Title: Polar Tourism: An Environmental Perspective ...

Publisher: Channel View Publications

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Tourism throughout the world raises environmental issues that are often concerned with conflicting rights and responsibilities. This book deals with environmental issues and the management implications arising from polar tourism. It discusses the principles and guidelines that are of interest and practical use in tourism studies generally. Series: Aspects of Tourism. Num Pages: 232 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1QMP; KNSG; RN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 241 x 165 x 17. Weight in Grams: 476. . 2010. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781845411466

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Synopsis: This book draws attention to the problems and issues surrounding fast-growing tourism in the highly sensitive wilderness areas of polar regions. The authors, both widely experienced in the practicalities of marine, land and heritage based polar tourism, discuss mainly polar issues, but their conclusions and management techniques apply equally to all environmentally sensitive areas throughout the world.

About the Author: Dr Bernard Stonehouse has spent four winters and many summers in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments, conducting ecological and behavioural research on birds and mammals, and the impacts of man on flora, fauna and soils. His most recent research includes an 18-year study of the growth, development, environmental implications and management of Antarctic tourism.
Dr John M. Snyder gained wilderness tourism experience as an Alaska Registered Guide and has applied his environmental management knowledge to assist Arctic governments and Native People. Those experiences were then used to evaluate tourism management issues in Antarctica and South Georgia. Most recently, he was a co-lead author of the Arctic Councilís 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment.

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